The rise in popularity of personal smart devices is making it’s mark on the workplace of today. Users want an environment that is flexible and easy to access from any location and is no longer confined by either physical or perceived boundaries. For most users, ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) is simply about allowing them to use their own devices to connect to the corporate network, but the challenge for the organisation and the IT department is, as always, a little more complex.
An essential element of any BYOD strategy is security as the experience has to be secure from both a device and network access perspective. IT departments need to know who is on the network, where they are located and the type and status of the device they are using. IT departments need a solution that provides Unified Access with One policy, Management and Network platform.
When developing a BYOD strategy, organisations will need to consider:
Adoption Policy - Device Ownership, Support Model, Support level, Data Security
Working Methods - The ability to work from anywhere at any time with any device will significantly change the way in which your workforce collaborates. For some it will mean a significant change in culture, policies and procedures but the long term benefit should be increased productivity, collaboration, innovation as well as a reduction in costs.
The level of access permitted to a network will help to define an organisations adoption policy, along with the policies around device ownership:
The Cisco Unified Access Solution
Cisco's Unified Access solution provides IT with the platforms that will allow them to enable a business to take full advantage of the latest innovations in Cloud, BYOD and Collaboration. Cisco Unified Access provides a comprehensive end-to-end solution that addresses key customer concerns and allows IT to adapt to rapidly changing technologies, business needs, and user expectations with a unified policy, management and network platform that brings wired, wireless, and VPN together. With new levels of visibility, control, and flexibility, Cisco Unified Access helps IT create the right solution for the right experience, and the right total cost of ownership (TCO).
A complete BYOD Strategy will embrace the three main pillars of Cisco Unified Access :
One Policy: Consistent policy for all access methods - Cisco Identity Services Engine
Cisco provides a single policy platform with distributed enforcement using the Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE), a powerful context-aware policy engine that establishes security policies and context-based control with rich input information, including user, device, location, time, and applications.
The Global Knowledge ISE portfolio consists of :
SCBYOD - Selling Cisco Bring-Your-Own Device (BYOD) - 1 day
The 'bring your own device' (BYOD) phenomenon has become one of the most influential trends impacting IT today. Employees want to choose their own devices and have full access to information, systems and applications from wherever they are working. Adopting BYOD however, provides IT department with a whole new set of challenges to manage.
The Selling 'BYOD' Solutions workshop helps Account Managers identify, qualify and close sales across a variety of adoption scenarios. It provides sales professionals with both the Cisco portfolio knowledge and the skills required to initiate effective business-level and technical conversations and gain customer commitment.
ISEATPSE - ISE ATP Training for SE's - 1 day
This course has been specifically designed for ATP partner system engineers preparing for the ISEATPSE exam. The focus is on understanding the customer requirements and designing a ISE solution that meets the business needs and expectations of the customer.
ISEADMIN - ISE for Security Administrators - 2 days
This course has been designed for engineers involved in the day to day administration of an ISE deployment.
One Management: Single-pane-of-glass console for managing wired and wireless networks
Cisco offers a central management suite with the ability to focus on the end-user or end-device connectivity experience, independent of the access method. Cisco Prime Infrastructure is a converged lifecycle and assurance management platform (including wired and wireless management, as well as Cisco Assurance Manager) that empowers IT departments to more effectively manage their networks and the services they deliver with comprehensive visibility, operational efficiency, and lower TCO.
WMNGI - Managing Cisco Wireless LANs - 3 days
This course is focused on Cisco's Unified Wireless Network Management tools and is designed to provide engineers with the knowledge and skills required to configure, administer, manage, troubleshoot, and optimize the network using Cisco PRIME NCS.
CWLMS - Implementing CiscoWorks LMS (Cisco Prime 4.2) - 5 days
This course is designed to provide delegates with the knowledge required to manage their network using the CiscoWorks\Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution (LMS). The focus is on finding the correct tools within CiscoWorks to document the network inventory, manage device configurations, control software updates, monitor performance, troubleshoot faults, and simplify the deployment of new Cisco technologies. The Labs for this course are based on Cisco Prime LMS 4.2.
One Network: Unified wired, wireless, and remote access network
The Cisco unified network provides an intelligent and highly resilient foundation built on the most advanced network architecture to engineer, control, and optimize wired, wireless and remote access traffic. Cisco delivers to our customers the most comprehensive product portfolio in Catalyst switching, wireless and VPN access. The network needs to be able to support new technologies such as Clean Air, Clientlink, Videostream.
Global Knowledge is able to deliver courses on all aspects of Cisco's Networking Portfolio whether it be Routing and Switching, Wireless,Security, Collaboration or Data Center.
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